Heart And Soul
Crooked Run Brewing

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American IPA
Ranked #1,548
Ranked #11,633
4.01 | pDev: 10.97%
Crooked Run Brewing
Virginia, United States
Very Good
Notes: A hazy IPA made with Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 45 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of JediMasterLenin
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can into an IPA glass. Canned 11/18/19

Look: Pours an opaque pale orange/beige-ish. Finger-width white head dissipates into a foamy ring around the glass, leaving a decent amount of sticky, spotty lacing behind.
Smell: A somewhat muted bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit, mostly orange/tangerine and pineapple.
Taste: Follows the nose but pleasantly more intense. Again, led by orange/tangerine, citrus peel, some pink grapefruit, pineapple, mango and peach. A biscuity, crackery malt lingers on the palate along with some light bitterness.
Feel: A soft/smotth medium body, with small bubbles and prickly, persistent carbonation.
Overall: Quite a good IPA. Good balance and it hits all the right juicy notes with a decently bitter/dry finish, but isn't really a standout in any area.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque golden tan color with some light creamy lacing.

S - Spicy pineapple and mango aroma.

T - Pineapple, mango from start to finish with pithy fruit rind. Ends balanced with a lingering spicy peppery fruit rind.

M - Full bodied and chewy.

O - A very nice New England style beer from a brewery I've never heard of before!!

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Photo of avalon07
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this beer on-tap at Growlers to Go - Short Pump, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A good, but not great aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of malt (mostly in the finish), light tropical fruit notes (mango, in particular), some citrus fruit (orange, especially), and a good shot of hops (a big factor). This is a decent flavor, but not necessarily a standout. It has a slightly earthy quality in the finish that doesn't help, but overall it's OK.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, not a bad beer. A standard IPA. Worth a look.

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Photo of bhdc
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great American IPA and one of the best IPA's in the area IMO. I tend to prefer AIPA's and APA's for everyday consumption and DIPA's for the weekend. This beer is reminiscent of a solid NEIPA with a fairly unique smell. I'm guessing the Idaho hops plays into this, as it is pretty uncommon. The beer tastes great, has a great mouth feel, has decent carbonation and isn't overly hazy. I prefer a bit more lacing and this beer is ever so slightly too sweet for my taste, but overall you aren't going to find many local NEIPA style beers that will stand up to this one. I'm reviewing this from a can direct from the brewery that is only a few weeks old. I have had this beer before with an older can date and could not rate it quite so high. As with any NE style IPA, the beer goes from stellar to mediocre very quickly, so drink fresh!

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Photo of ThePold
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cans into a glass; this is a brewery about 10 miles from me out near Dulles Airport in Virginia; first think I've had from them and it's really quite goo - proud of my Virginny boys (and maybe gals!) kind of grows on you; cloudy with only some lacing, but a good head and a good aftertaste; nice job

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Photo of teromous
2.38/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON 12/17/18 16:48:31"

Appearance: The beer is a light beige color with hints of pale fleshy peach and orange. It has a medium-large head of dense white foam. It has a classic New England IPA style appearance despite the simple "ipa" title on the can.

Aroma: It smells a lot like cabbage and a bit of an onion character.

Taste: The flavor comes across as resinous hop character and mango with tangerine. It has a very vegetal aftertaste which is off-putting.

Mouthfeel: It has a stronger bitterness than the standard New England IPA. The beer feels a bit rough around the edges.

Overall: It is a decent attempt at a New England IPA and it does have enough flavor to make it drinkable. The beer doesn't feel completely put together or cohesive. With a name like 'heart and soul" it makes one wonder. It isn't a beer I would likely drink again and it's not one that I would recommend.

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Photo of gopens44
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky orange but not quite like a NEIPA, can’t say exactly why though. Maybe this appears more translucent, dunno. Not a ton of head, but what was there was stark white and fizzy. Nose seems a little muted, but what I get is sorta like apricot. Taste pops real well, as apricot does come through just before a musky grapefruit appears. Very easy drinking, good body, well balanced and clean finish with very little aftertaste.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-orange body with decent head and lace. Tropical fruit aroma, some grassiness as well, with minimal bitterness. Smooth, easy to drink, a little thick and resin-like at times, grassy/herbal mild bitterness balances with a mild tropical fruit sweetness and clean finish.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned March 16th 2018.

Clear bronze color, with a little bit of opacity to it, but showing real nice gleaming streams of carbonation. Simple solid and controlled white head, a little swiss cheese like a bit, but holds nicely. Great color and clarity and a nice top, very nice looking IPA.

Soft hop aromas of tropical fruit, and exotic orange citrus on the nose. Juicy slightly without the large sugars, and a touch of caramel. Very fruity with a slight herbal presence that touches a nice bitterness.

Very surprising palate. Juiced body, with a light presence a good tongue coating punch of exotic syrup. Soft hop qualities of tea and orange, mixing more of a bready almost biscuit palate of malt. Finishes with excellent herbality, a touch of baked bread and brown toast even kicks in. Biscuity graham cookie like sweetness and nice touches of herbal mint too.

Extremely impressive and complex hop profile sitting on an excellent backbone of malt and sweetness. Lots of fun here to explore, great IPA.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While it smells a bit malty on the nose, the flavor is clean and the hops are well showcased. Not a trendy unfiltered NE IPA, but definitely one worth checking out

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky amber color. The head is three fingers high, white in shade, and very long-lasting. The aroma offers a mosaic (ha!) of tangerine, grapefruit, and even blueberry. There are additional touches of wood, spruce, and grass - little sweet onion, thankfully! Not a lot of the malt backbone is picked up on the nose. It tastes similar to what I expected. It starts off with blueberry, tangerine, and grapefruit rind. More of the malt backbone shows up around the middle with a nice caramel quality. It finishes slightly piny, though it is not ridiculously bitter. The best part is how a touch of orange sherbet builds on the back end. Otherwise, this is a well-rounded but standard-issue IPA that's balanced well. Though it's slightly heavy in terms of texture, it finishes fairly dry and is even somewhat refreshing. Carbonation is subtle. This is a solid local IPA in a field full of solid local IPAs - ergo, it doesn't really stand out. Still, I'd get it again.

3.59/5: She has a good ❤

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Photo of Beers-es
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, pours orange with a moderate haze. Huge head leaves thick curtains of lace. Smell has a lot going on, with strawberry, passionfruit, mango, orange and pine. Taste follows, with a nice resinous bitterness. Thinnish feel. This is a really good IPA. I scored growlers of it 2 days in a row, which I rarely do with any beer.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a crowler only 3 hours old. Poured into a chalice.

A – Pours a cloudy opaque faded brownish orange with a one-finger short-lived off-white head. 3.75

S – Aromas of mango, tangerine, pineapple, small amounts of spice/pepper. 4.5

T – Grassy and a bit resiny. Sour dough maltiness in the start with a nice but not overly bitter finish. 4

MF – Medium bodied, smooth start with a dry crisp finish. 4

O – A nice IPA. 4

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Photo of cjgiant
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler drunk hours after fill:
Pours hazy but with some ability to see forms on the other side of the glass. Color is pale yellow with a dull tan aspect to it. Head provides some lacing, and maintains decently well in the SA perfect pint glass.

Nose is not complex, but seems a nice melding of tropical "sweetness" and herbal/grassy bitterness. There's a hint of onion in there as well as a little been of generic grain bread.

Taste hits with mango/papaya over a decent malt backbone. The feel is medium full, but decently smooth as well. Tropical fruit skin bitterness, thendone of that onion, but just a touch. More generic herbal bitterness comes out of this, with a hint of bite and a light tickle of carbonation in the end. Herbal to grassy lingering bitterness.

A nice offering that has tropical and bitter notes. It seems to have a raw bitterness like a WC IPA, but with more body. The feel is smoother, as well, but not near the more cloudy NE IPA. I like the mix of aspects.

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Heart And Soul from Crooked Run Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 45 ratings